Pull Up A Chair, Preview Exhibition


Exhibition Dates: June 13 - July 14, 2016


This is a preview event to build excitement for the main event coming up 

October 8, 2016 in Flossmoor:

Exhibition Limitations: accepted entries:
- will fulfill the theme of the CHAIRS initiative
- will be made from an altered chair or chairs (repurposed, reconfigured, reimagined)
- will not exceed 80 pounds, will fit through standard doorways
- will be appropriate for public display (no offensive imagery, is not made of unsafe materials, etc., as determined by the art commission)

PULL UP A CHAIR - About the Art Competition and Auction
Theme: PULL UP A CHAIR is a common phrase used amongst friends and family when folks are gathering together for life events, celebrations, and to work on projects together. This welcoming greeting defines the theme for the PULL UP A CHAIR initiative and artists are asked to demonstrate it in their work. Our community is also committed to recycling and so this initiative requires the use of repurposed chairs that are
reimagined, transformed, and artfully made to depict ideas of community, neighborly conviviality, and a thriving public life. Find a chair, alter it to make it art.

PULL UP A CHAIR - About the Event
On Saturday, October 8, 2016 the Flossmoor community will come together to celebrate and support the public art program through the PULL UP A CHAIR event. The “altered chairs” entries from individual artists, students, and groups will be on display for a silent auction, additional silent auction items will be available, ArtForum (The Governors State University Student Art Organization) will conduct a sale of their artwork, heavy hors
d’oeuvres provided by Wiley’s Grill, cocktails and conviviality, and more surprises will all be taking place. Funds raised by this initiative will go towards bringing more high quality public art into our rotational program. This is also simply a fun community event to bring neighbors together and enjoy the event.


Art Flossmoor Site

Questions? email artsgrad@govst.edu